Everyday Objects ESL Games and Activities

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Name Two Objects...

ESL Everyday Objects Game - Vocabulary: Brainstorming, Providing Vocabulary - Group Work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

In this engaging everyday objects game, students race to name common objects that match 'Name two...' prompts. In groups, students take turns picking up a card and reading the 'Name two objects...' prompt to the other students, e.g. 'Name two objects that people like to read.' The other students then race to name two items that match the prompt, e.g. a book and a magazine. The first student to put up their hand gets to answer. If the other students agree that the objects are correct, the student wins and keeps the card. If not, the student is out of the round, and the other students can put up their hands and answer. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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Personal Items Pelmanism

ESL Everyday Objects Games - Vocabulary and Speaking: Matching, Pelmanism, Forming Sentences from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Elementary (A1-A2) - 25 minutes

Here are two fun everday objects vocabulary games to help students learn and practice the names of common personal items. First, students play a pelmanism game where they match the names of personal items to pictures. In pairs, students take turns turning over one card from each set. If the object word matches with the picture, the student keeps the two cards and plays again. If not, the student turns the two cards back over. It's then the other student's turn to play. The student with the most pairs of cards at the end of the game wins. Next, students play a game in which they make sentences using the personal objects vocabulary. Students take turns picking up a word card and reading the object to their partner, who has 20 seconds to make a meaningful sentence using the word. If both students agree the sentence is appropriate, the student who made the sentence keeps the card. If not, the card is placed at the bottom of the pile to be used again later. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.
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